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bookish

book·ish

bookish

 
pronunciation:
bU kihsh
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: inclined to reading or study (often used disparagingly).
definition 2: tending to rely on book learning more than on other experience.
definition 3: literary or pedantic in tone or style.
The historian's speech was bookish.
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derivations: bookishly (adv.), bookishness (n.)